Groups are a great way for students to connect with peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally!  

We offer numerous types of groups that get students interacting and connecting to help each other. 

Groups are often the most effective way to

  • gain support and encouragement from others;
  • learn how you are perceived by others;
  • gain specific skills to improve your life;
  • develop relationship skills.

Ground rules, including confidentiality, are typically established with group members to help promote trust. For most benefit, consistent attendance is strongly encouraged. Read Debunking Myths about Group Therapy to learn more about how group works. 

Call 408-924-5910 to sign up!  


                                      Fall 2017 Groups


RIO Workshop                                                                                 Multiple Times and Days

Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) helping you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, (2) creating flexibility in how you view and approach these issues, and (3) helping you take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions. By the end of the workshop, you will have a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy. Six workshops are available:   

Mondays (10/16, 10/23, 10/30) 3-4 pm with Alex & Elena

Mondays (11/27, 12/4, 12/11) 4-5 pm with Karisman & Akanksha

Tuesdays (9/12, 9/19, 9/26) 12-1 pm with Yu-Ping & Richard E

Tuesdays (11/28, 12/5, 12/12) 3-4 pm with Megan & Yu-Ping

Wednesdays (10/18, 10/25, 11/1) 12-1 pm with Colleen & Predair

Thursdays (10/26, 11/2, 11/9) 12:30-1:30 pm with Stephanie & Amanda M

Support Groups


LGBTQ Plus Discussion Group (PRIDE Center)                        Tuesdays | 3-4:30 pm

Join us in a safe, affirming space to connect with people in the LGBTQQIA community and discuss various themes and topics. Facilitators: Leilani & Holly

MEN: Meaningful Explorations and Networking                                                CLOSED

This group provides an opportunity for men to talk about issues they commonly face while receiving support and feedback from other men. A safe, confidential space will be provided to allow members to explore topics in-depth, with the goal of increasing self-awareness and life satisfaction. Facilitators: Karisman & Predair

Women’s Group                                                                                                                CLOSED

A supportive environment for women to talk, explore and grow. Topics can include stress, balance, relationships, school, work, identity, self esteem/confidence, body image, culture and many many more. Facilitators: Colleen & Irene

Mindful Living and Coping Skills


CALM (Calming Anxiety, Living Mindfully)                                                          CLOSED

Feeling a bit stressed, worried, or more anxious lately? If so, join us for our 2-week (10/4-10/11) workshop series. Students will gain valuable skills to effectively manage stress, reduce feelings of anxiety, and increase confidence. All SJSU students are welcome! Facilitators: David & Amanda M

Mindfulness for Depression                                                                                        CLOSED

Come learn new skills to cope with and prevent future depressive symptoms during the 8-week long group (10/5 ~ 11/30). Through mindful awareness, we will learn how to shift our relationship to the thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive symptoms. Facilitators: Yu-Ping & Susanna 

Mindfulness  Workshop                                                                    Thursdays | 1:30-3 pm

Interested in learning about new ways to relax and live in the present moment? During this weekly workshop series, come learn about mindfulness meditation, self-care practices, and ways to appreciate the here and now through step-by-step instruction, education and live practice. Facilitators: Alex & Elena

Wise Mind                                                                                                                           CLOSED

Want to learn new skills for coping with difficult emotions, tolerating distress, and managing your relationships? This group focuses on approaches and techniques to be more effective in these important areas of your life. New coping skills will be taught each week! Facilitators: David & Akanksha

Interpersonal Groups


Understanding Self and Others                                                                                  CLOSED

Members build relationships, become more aware of how they interact with others, and learn how to cope more effectively with interpersonal challenges in a safe, supportive environment. Two groups are available:

Group I: Stephanie & Richard E (Mondays | 1-2:30 pm)

Group II: Amanda W & Michael (Wednesdays | 3-4:30 pm)